This is the bullhorn used by President George W. Bush when speaking from atop the rubble at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 14, 2001.
For a behind-the-scenes look at treasures in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, ideas for great books to read, or fun games to play, visit the Photograph & Video Galleries and explore some of the links below.
Our 360 Artifact Gallery lets you rotate artifacts 360 degrees to explore some of the 43,000 gifts given to President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush by U.S. citizens and foreign Heads of State. See the handcrafted leather cowboy boots made by Texas bootmaker Rocky Carroll, the baseball bat signed by 46 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress that Mrs. Laura Bush wore in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.
A former librarian, Mrs. Bush compiled a list of her favorite books to read aloud as a family, with young children, and for older kids.
Barney, sitting on the South Lawn of the White House, invites to you see all the fun he had with Miss Beazley on his Barney Cam
Watch the Barney Cam videos recorded by the White House Communications Agency during the Presidency of George W. Bush. From 2002 through 2008, Barney and Miss Beazley hosted a series of holiday videos at the White House.
Interested in becoming an archivist? An archivist preserves, describes, and makes available records that are deemed to have continuing importance.
Check out some items that archivists working at the Bush Presidential Library have found. These include President George W. Bush’s handwritten remarks on September 11, 2001; letters from U2 singer Bono; sketches by clothing designer Oscar de la Renta for the gown Mrs. Laura Bush wore at the State Dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II; the letter from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announcing her retirement; and maps that depict damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. Note the red “The President Has Seen” stamp at the top of each document.
Ever dreamed of playing baseball at the White House? Tee Ball on the South Lawn was an annual event that began in April 2001 and featured teams from across the Washington D.C. region. Check out the games, rare photographs, and interesting facts.
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